The second program is for the full range analysis of steel platesand reinforced concrete slabs up to collapse.
The linesearch technique has been included to improve the rate ofconvergence in the analysis of reinforced concrete slabs.
Theprogram has been tested against experimental and numerical resultsobatined by other investigators and has been shown to give goodagreement.
Some new results obtained by the proposed method are also presented.
This thesis reports an investigation into the relationships between the tyre strain feature and tyre operating conditions based on finite element analysis and experiments for the development of a strain-based intelligent tyre system, which could estimate the tyre operating characteristics for optimising vehicle dynamics control and improving vehicle safety.
This dissertation is concerned with the development of a robust three-dimensional finite-element framework for the simulation of complex problems in mechanics and physics of solids.
The concentric and eccentric stiffeners, whether straight or curvilinear are ideally modelled so that they can be placed anywhere on the plate and not necessarily along the mesh grids as usually presented in the conventional methods.
The formulation accommodates different boundary conditions which can be applied along the curved/straight boundary of the plate and for various types of loadings.
The time-dependent equation in the transient analysis is solved using the average acceleration method of Newmark’s scheme.
Various numerical examples of arbitrary shapes and boundary conditions are presented to show the versatility of the formulation and its efficacy is validated with the published results.